1.26.2005

What's great about America

Via BoingBoing, Here's a link to aBlock I Apollo Guidance Computer Replica.

It took the dude four years to build a replica of the Apollo Guidance Computer, in his basement. That's fantastic. Useless, in some way, and therefore beautiful. In a totalitarian state you would not be able to replicate the old technology of the state (indeed, it would probably be the current technology). When we become of full-on Entertainmentocracy no one will know how. Savor this moment, then, when America was still wonderful enough to allow people to build replica old computers in their basements.

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